Navigate commands enable you to quickly jump to the desired classes, files, or symbols specified by names. IntelliJ IDEA suggests a look-up list of matching names, from which you can select the desired one, and open it in the editor. This navigation honors CamelCase and snake_case capitalization . Refer to the tips for detailed list of available techniques.
- On the main menu, choose
, , or
respectively, or use the following shortcuts:
- Class: Ctrl+NCtrl+NCtrl+NCtrl+NShift+Alt+GCtrl+N or Ctrl+MinusCtrl+CommaCtrl+OCtrl+Shift+TCommand OCommand NShift Command T
- File (directory): Ctrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+X, Ctrl+FCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NShift+Alt+OCtrl+Shift+RShift Command OShift Command NShift Command R
- Symbol: Ctrl+Shift+Alt+NCtrl+Shift+Alt+NCtrl+Shift+Alt+NCtrl+Shift+Alt+NCtrl+Shift+Alt+NCtrl+Shift+Alt+N or Ctrl+Shift+GCtrl+Shift+Alt+NCtrl+Shift+Alt+OCtrl+Shift+Alt+NAlt Command OShift Alt Command NAlt Command O
- In the pop-up window, start typing the desired name.
So doing, you can enter characters located anywhere inside the desired name. As you type, the suggestion list shrinks, displaying the matching names only.
It is also possible to navigate directly to the specified anonymous class. It is enough to specify class name and the anonymous class number, delimited with $ character:
You can narrow down the search scope by selecting the file types to search in. Just click the filter button , and clear the check boxes next to the files types you are not interested in.
Directory: use the same Ctrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+X, Ctrl+FCtrl+Shift+NCtrl+Shift+NShift+Alt+OCtrl+Shift+RShift Command OShift Command NShift Command R shortcut as for file
navigation, and type the name of the directory you are looking for,
the pattern name ending with / or \:
- Double-click the desired entry in the suggestion list, or select it using the arrow keys, and press EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter.
While working in the navigation pop-up window, use the following helpful techniques:
- Include non-project files in the look-up list and thus make available matching files from SDKs and libraries.
- If the look-up list is too long, type more characters to shrink it, or click the ellipsis sign at the end of the list, to reveal its next portion.
- Type the initial letters of the CamelHumps names, for example:
Note that IntelliJ IDEA automatically recognizes CamelHumps and matches them to the lower case letters.
- Type any letters separated with spaces for snake_case names, for
- In the navigation to file pop-up window, type letters delimited with slashes to denote nested
- Type line number after a file name, delimited with a colon, to navigate to the specified line:
- You can use * wildcard to represent any number of characters, though the it is quite enough to enter characters located in the middle of the desired name.
- If while typing in one of the Navigate to Class/File/Symbol pop-up windows you notice that you need another one, just invoke the necessary dialog box. The text you have already entered will not disappear.
- Press Alt+F1Shift+Alt+1 or Alt+F1Shift+Alt+1Alt+F1Alt+F1Alt+F1Alt+F1Ctrl+Shift+1, Ctrl+Shift+2, Ctrl+Shift+3 or Ctrl+Shift+9Alt+F1Alt F1Alt F1Alt Command W to invoke the Select Target pop-up window, and choose the desired IDE component.
- Note that for the projects under version control, the entries in the look-up list are color coded
according to their status:
- When there is a detached editor frame with a certain file, you can opt to open this file in the main IntelliJ IDEA frame by pressing EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter, or activate the detached frame by pressing Shift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift+EnterShift EnterShift EnterShift Enter.